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*The plant pictured is not necessarily the plant you will receive, but will be same size and shape*
Common Name: Southern Shield Fern
Scientific Name: Dryopteris ludoviciana
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, TerraFirma
Soil Depth: All soil depths with proper drainage
Lighting: Low to High (paired with high humidity)
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100% / Suggested
Mature Plant Size & Root System: These easy-to-grow ferns boast bright green fronds that can get to be 2' tall with age/ This fern spreads via a short underground rhizome and with time will form a clump of broad foliage, slowing overtaking your terrarium but can be easily pruned
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown. This is one of the few "hardy" ferns if growing in colder conditions / Front (low) groundcover, underplanting, or mounted (only in high humidity conditions)
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed though these are typically used for ornamental not edible purposes
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 6" potted Southern Shield Fern plant / Plant is shipped in the pot wrapped in paper.
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